A sizable contingent of supposed NBA experts think Russell Westbrook is a shooting guard, and some even believe the Oklahoma City Thunder would be better off without him. Don’t count coach Scott Brooks among them. At the team’s media day, Brooks said hi…Upvote Share Tweet
Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka Might Not Know Who Teammate Mitch McGary Isdimemag.com 20 hours agoMedia day is the gift that gives, and gives, and gives. We’ve alreadychronicled the quotes, revelations, and so much more concerning actual basketball, and will continue doing so as they emerge Sometimes, though, the amusing human interest story is most…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 20 hours agoThe now familiar Nike slogans drive home the point: Kevin Durant is “not nice” and “the baddest.” It’s a clever campaign, but critiques that KD was ever too respectful or humble to reach his sky-high ceiling were always ridiculous. You don’t become a cr…Upvote Share TweetHere is what Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams looked like in mid-August: Here is what the rising sophomore bruiser looks like now, as captured at Thunder Media Day on Monday afternoon: Hmmm. Something's different. Can't quite put my finger on w…Upvote Share TweetAfter the team deemed it necessary to surrender James Harden two years ago, there’s a growing notion that the Oklahoma City Thunder will feel similarly inclined to part with Reggie Jackson at some point in the next year. General manager Sam Presti tried…Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Durant Tells Dime “I’m Like The Best”…At NBA 2Kdimemag.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)The glitz and glamour of Hollywood joined NBA 2K15 cover athlete Kevin Durant and former Thunder teammate James Harden as they helped celebrate the launch of the game (hitting stores Oct. 7) in New York on top of The Standard High Line adjacent to the H…Upvote Share Tweet
Grizzlies To Host Promotional Nights Poking Fun At Clippers, ThunderThe Memphis Grizzlies have been a playoff fixture in the Western Conference since 2011, when they beat the San Antonio Spurs in a first-round upset and established themselves as a perennial threat. The Grit ‘N Grind crew’s emergence, unsurprisingly, has…Upvote Share Tweet
Steven Adams Scores On Middle-Aged Man, Does LeBron’s CelebrationYou’d think NBA tough guy Steven Adams would have it out for frequent Oklahoma City Thunder thwarter LeBron James. Like the rest of the basketball world, though, it appears the New Zealand is a fan of The King. Watch Adams cross-up and score on an overm…Upvote Share TweetAlmost 26 year-old Kevin Durant is just like any other birthday boy, apparently: He likes his cake and piñatas! The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar and reigning NBA MVP is on the Nike campus today for an early birthday party, enjoying his fun as if he w…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Sep 18Don’t call him Slim Reaper. Despite Kevin Durant‘s reluctance to embrace any nickname other than a simple “KD” the OKC sharpshooter headlines the final entrant in a three-part series where we’ll give you the NBA players who best represent an “Equalizer,…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon Rondodimemag.com Sep 15Rajon Rondo may or may not have made a trade request to the Boston Celtics, but it’s safe to say he wants out of Beantown regardless. And according to one national writer, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a realistic destination for the disgruntled Celtics…Upvote Share Tweet
Congratulate Russell Westbrook On Engagement By Watching His Top Playsdimemag.com Sep 4Russell Westbrook got engaged to long-time girlfriend Nina Earl on Wednesday. What better way to congratulate the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar than watching highlights of his top plays from the 2013-2014 season? Our favorite clip from the video above…Upvote Share Tweet
Durant expands portfolio, signs new partnership dealnba.com Sep 4Thunder forward Kevin Durant said Thursday that he has signed a partnership deal with Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Sep 4The epic “Haka” Dance New Zealand performed before getting toasted by Team USA earlier this week led to a brief spat on Twitter between Andre Iguodala and Thunder center, Steven Adams, the latter of whom is a native of New Zealand. On Tuesday, the USA t…Upvote Share Tweet
Reggie Jackson Will Look To Deals Of Hayward, Parsons For Next Contractdimemag.com Sep 2Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson says he isn’t too concerned about signing a contract extension before October 31 or entering restricted free agency next summer. That he’s looking to the newly-signed contracts of Gordon Hayward and Chandler Pa…Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company matches Under Armour offerESPN.com Aug 31With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 29The NBA probably won’t be using Thunder rookie Mitch McGary’s recent VICE Sports interview as a public service announcement for its marijuana policy. Still recovering from midseason back surgery in March, McGary hadn’t played basketball in months when h…Upvote Share TweetThe Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Aug 26The last we saw Serge Ibaka, he was coming back from a calf strain before Game 3 to help the OKC Thunder even the Western Conference Finals before losing in six to the eventual champion Spurs. He did pop up with Spain this summer on the receiving end of…Upvote Share Tweet
KD: “Thunderstruck” Was Worse Than “Kazaam”dimemag.com Aug 25Kevin Durant says his 2012 movie “Thunderstruck” was worse than Shaquille O’Neal’s “Kazaam.” Over the weekend, Durant spoke briefly with a reporter from TMZ Sports. During the encounter, he was asked whether his movie was better than “Kazaam.” Durant di…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Durant Left Team USA Under Influence Of Agent Jay-Z, Roc Nationdimemag.com Aug 16The circumstances surrounding Kevin Durant’s abrupt departure from USA Basketball last week have always been murky. The reigning NBA and FIBA World Championships MVP officially cited mental and physical fatigue as means for his decision, but rumors imme…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 15Kevin Durant's decision to withdraw from Team USA three weeks before the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup due to to mental and physical exhaustion came as a shock to many observers who expected the Oklahoma City Thunder star to serve as the undisputed f…Upvote Share Tweet
Sneaker WarsSep 12Sneaker expert Eddie Maisonet joins us to explain the shoe wars over top talents like Kevin Durant.
Sources: Nike Keeps Durant With MegadealAug 31ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses Nike's megadeal with reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant.
Sources: 76ers To Trade For, Waive ThabeetAug 26Amin Elhassan discusses the proposed trade between the Thunder and the 76ers that will send Hasheem Thabeet to Philadelphia where he will be waived.
Ibaka Dominates The CourtAug 26Serge Ibaka blocked Andres Nocioni's layup and threw down a nice alley-oop from Ricky Rubio at the other end as the clock wound down in the fourth quarter of Spain's blowout win over Argentina.
Adande: Time for Blake Griffin to lead the ClippersSep 29Blake Griffin has reached the stage in his career where he needs to turn in a signature season, writes J.A. Adande
Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic GamesSep 29While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Phoenix Suns extend Markieff and Marcus MorrisSep 29The Phoenix Suns have reached contract extensions with twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris, the team announced Monday.
Keith Bogans traded from Cleveland Cavaliers to Philadelphia 76ersSep 27The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to make moves, striking a deal Saturday to move newly acquired guard Keith Bogans to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to sources involved in the process.